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The Graduated Approach

When a Special Educational Need has been identified, the education setting should start a cycle of actions to make sure that they put effective support in place.  The cycle is called the Graduated Approach and involves these stages: 

  • Assess
  • Plan 
  • Do
  • Review 

There are lots of professionals that can help education providers to support children and they should be involved through the graduated approach, depending on your child's needs.  For example, they might ask for help from a specialist teacher, and educational psychologist, a speech and language therapist or other health professional. 

Schools are encouraged to develop a coordinated support plan to support children and young people who do not meet the threshold for a Statutory Assessment. 

If you require further information, advice and support with regards to your child's educational needs, you can contact Hartlepool SENDIAS Service